Maybe we can sticky this or put it in the archives so that there wont 10 threads a day on CEE. Let me know if I missed something so I can add it. I need someone to tell me all of the benefits of CEE (ie faster muscle recovery etc etc). What is it? - Creatine Ethyl Ester (Creatine Monohydrate with an ester attached) - CEE is a formula of creatine that can pass through the permeable membrane of the muscle cell without a molecule attachment (monohydrate requires the attachment). Therefore, CEE is noted to be more efficient, gives better/faster results, and does not cause bloating (a common problem with mono). - It's an acid. Which brand should I buy? - BN CEE is popular www.bulknutrition.com What are the side effects/risks? - The byproduct of creatine is creatinine, which can be bad for your kidneys (for those who already have kidney problems or those who are prone to them), so drink at least 1.5 gallons of water a day to flush it out of your system. - The scientific literature notes only some cases of problems with long term use of creatine. It should also be noted that no scientific paper has been done on CEE, it's all been done on mono so almost everything said about CEE is based on the supp companies' information. - It's acidic, so it can erode the enamel off of your teeth. - It doesn't taste good. What are the benefits? - Decreases recovery time. - Improves athletic performance. - Improves cognitive performance. How much should I take? - 2g before your workout--2g after your workout - 2g on off days - 1tsp ~2g What's the best way to take it? - Don't mix it with shakes. - Put your dose in a small amount of water/juice and take it like a shot...or you can drink it out of your sippy cup if you're a girl. Is there a loading period? No. Will it cause bloating/water retention? No. Do I need to cycle it? No. What are the advantages of CEE over Creatine Monohydrate? - Wont degrade in liquid. - Absorbed from the gut faster and more efficiently. - No gastric upset. - Wont cause bloating/water retention. - Might not require the creatine transporter to make it into the cell (speculation). Other information It doesn't taste good. There are 2,000 threads saying it doesn't taste good, so you don't need to make one after you try it for the first time.